University of California at Berkeley School of Information Distinguished Lecture Series (Re-)Defining the Public Domain Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 4:00pm-6:00pm While much of the focus on intellectual property goes to battles over copyright or patents, we should not forget that a large proportion of such material is not property at all. The public domain is available for all to use. Of particular interest for the public domain is the U.S. government, all of whose work is available without... Topics: public domain, Internet, Governance, hooptedoodle
April 30, 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina.Carl Malamud, Keynote address to the WWW2010 Conference.Video recorded by www.ImaginingTheInternet.Org, Elon University. Topics: www2010.org, public.resource.org
On June 16, 2006, Professor Lawrence Lessig gave a talk at the Center for American Progress entitled "The Withering of the Net: How DC Pathologies are Undermining the Growth and Wealth of the Net." This talk was the second in a series of three. The first talk was Professor Yochai Benkler, the third featured Dave Farber and Vint Cerf. In just under 40 minutes, Lessig delivered a stunning performance, documenting his assertion that the Internet was created by Republicans and discussing... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Hack Number 9, net neutrality, Republicans, Internet, Lessig
10 Government Hacks — Slides From a Talk at OSCON 2006 [[ Hack 2 >> This is a Movie about Internet Governance. Actually, "movie" implies a large number of people creating 120 minutes of full-motion video, so moviette or video blog might be more appropriate. And, there's no such thing as "Internet Governance," since by definition nobody can govern an Internet, so perhaps it is about the Internet and governance and other topics. Rather than further mangle the metaphor,... ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Internet Governance
> Government MIS can be really clueless (and, in a few instances, takes your breath away with how good they can be). In my world of vaporware hacks to government I'd love to see, I imagine a Firefox extension that detects any proprietary format in a .gov URL and talks to a backend proxy running tools like docvert to convert-on-the-fly and store the doc for the next user. Government rarely provides even minimal security (https URLs, MD5 signatures on documents, signed email, etc.., etc...),...
Yochai Benkler presents a lecture entitled "The Wealth of Networks: How U.S. Internet policies are undermining both freedom and growth." The lecture was presented at the Center for American Progress on May 31, 2006. Topics: Hack Number 9, Yochai Benkler, Wealth of Networks
> Sometimes the best way to get government to do something is just do it yourself. That's a strategy I previously used in posting data from the SEC on the Internet. I ran the database for a couple of years, then put a little sign up saying the service would terminate in 60 days. The SEC got it right away that free markets are based on information and started running the service. I tried the same trick on the Patent Office, but that is a much less clueful bunch when it comes to subversive...
> Hack Number 1 was about being allowed to attend meetings by qualifying as a journalist. Sometimes though, you have to be an aggrieved party to get anybody to listen. I was reading BoingBoing one morning and they were talking about an exclusive deal the Smithsonian Institution had cut with Showtime to do films that used the archives or the staff. Ken Burns was upset. The whole deal was all very vague and hush hush and the contract governing the deal was a secret. That seemed strange, so I... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Smithsonian, Nation's Attic, Showtime, Sellout
Talk at the Internet Archive on the occasion of the plenary gathering of the Digital Public Library of America Task Force on April 27, 2012. The session topic was Government and the DPLA. More information on the conference is at http://dp.la/get-involved/events/dplawest/ A transcript and other versions of the video is at https://public.resource.org/bears/ Topics: dp.la, public.resource.org
Recorded live on location at Code for America, this town hall deals with the question of Incorporation by Reference, a legal technique where private standards become federal law, available only for those with sufficient means to be informed citizens. Featuring Jennifer Pahlka, Tim O'Reilly, Carl Malamud, and the 2012 Code for America Fellows, this program was recorded on May 4, 2012. You can find more information at https://law.resource.org/pub/us/cfr Topics: federalregister.gov, public.resource.org
Sunergy 7 Cyberjockying in the 21st Century September 8, 1993 ME902-0-0/NTSC Sunergy 7 takes a look at Information Highways, particularly the Internet. Discussions involve information suppliers, information retrievers, security/encryption and government policy. Guests: John Gage (Host), Sun Microsystems Computer Company Carl Malamud, President, Internet Multicasting Service Brewster Kahle, President, WAIS, Inc. Whitefield Diffie, Distinguished Engineer, SMCC Larry Irving, Assistant Secretary of... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Sunergy, Internet Governance, Gage
> Hack 9 says if you don't like the debate out there, create your own: hold and film hearings on any subject you choose. I didn't think people in Washington were hearing the net very well, so I asked people I respected like Yochai Benkler, Larry Lessig, and the team of Farber and Cerf to come to where I work and give talks. They all spoke truthiness to power (though in Washington you can never be sure the power is switched on), but I certainly enjoyed hearing what they had to say. Like the... Topic: Hack Number 9
< Hack 3 10 Government Hacks — Slides From a Talk at OSCON 2006 Hack 5 For my talk at OSCON, I decided I'd present 10 ways to hack the government. The first 3 hacks were war stories about my life in Washington. For this hack though, I turned to vaporware, hacks that don't exist but should. Hack 4 is an easy one. The FCC, believe it or not, runs their FTP server on an operating system that was old when it was released. and here is what you get: bulk% ftp ftp.fcc.gov Connected to... Topics: OBE, fcc.gov
> They gave me 15 minutes to do 10 hacks at OSCON and I have to admit that by the time I hit Hack 8 I was starting to pant, so I let Jon Stewart do this one. This hack is pretty basic, basic stuff and probably doesn't need saying, but if enough people talk about clueless things that happen in government, then after a while everybody else gets the picture. Jon Stewart and the blogosphere did a brilliant job of annotating the seminal Internets Are a Series of Tubes Doctrine, helping make net...
Talk given at the University of Oregon with a two-way simulcast to Oregon State University on October 23, 2009 as part of Open Government week. This talk, and one the day before at Lewis & Clark Law School, were rehearsals in preparation for an essay to be published and submitted to the Attorney General for his consideration. Topics: oregon.gov, public.resource.org
> Access to knowledge is a fundamental right, a right that has been sadly perverted by our copyright and patent systems. Joining copyright and patent as the third estate of the privatization of the commons is spectrum. In 2002, I ran cross a speech by Dr. Preston Marshall, head of the Advanced Technology Office at DARPA. Dr. Marshall said "according to our initial measurements, on average, only 2 percent of the spectrum is actually in use in the United States at any given moment, even...
> Hack 5 was hard. This one is easy. Section 508 is a federal law that says government websites should meet accessibility standards. There are a few loopholes, but they have to at least make an effort. The cool thing about Section 508 is that each agency has to name a Section 508 Coordinator and publish that information. So, go get a tool like Checky or Web Developer and adopt your favorite federal agency. They're required by law to be responsive, so they'll be delighted to hear from you.
Found footage on a VHS tape of a very early TV show about the Internet from Japan. Please write to me at carl at media.org if you have details. At about 2' in, there was a one-minute blank gap that was edited out. The show features Jun Murai, the Internet Samurai, in one of his first television appearances. Topic: Internet Governance
November 16, 2005 Press conference by Nicholas Negroponte and Kofi Anan around the unveiling of the $100 laptop at the WSIS in Tunisia. This is the first half of the conference. "Every child should have a pencil and the pencil of today is a laptop on the Internet." ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Internet Governance, OLPC, $100 laptop, Negroponte, Anan
> This is a fun hack that any webmaster can perform during those quiet times. Every agency has lots of departments. With the big agencies, each department runs their own MIS operation. Adopt an agency and then periodically run a link checker against all the departments, then send the head of the agency a list with the number of broken links, ranked by department. Oh, and send a copy of the list to the chairman of the congressional oversight committee. And to each department head in the...
Law.Gov: A Revolution in Legal AffairsPanel includes:+ Anurag Acharya, Google (Lead engineer behind Googles case law project on Google Scholar) + Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.Org + Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School + Moderated by Roberta Morris, Stanford Law School Room 290, Stanford Law School, January 12, 2010
B-Roll handed out by the ITU to members of the press at the WSIS summit in Tunisia. Includes particularly impressive footage of the massive ITU headquarters complex in Geneva. Topics: ITU, massive bureaucracy, huge expense, Internet Governance
Speech by Nicholas Negroponte at the WSIS Plenary in Tunisia. He only had 5 minutes to state his piece and unfortunately the first 2.5 minutes of said piece were not captured on tape here. Negroponte is on the left channel, a translator on the right. Negroponte also gave a press conference with the Secretary-General. Here is where you will hear: "You need one pencil per child and the pencil of today is a laptop computer connected to the Internet." Topics: Internet Governance, laptop, child, pencil
UC Berkeley - 18 Law.Gov Berkeley - Co-hosted by UC Berkeley and the Mitch Kapor Foundation. Part 2 - Intellectual Property in the Law. Professor Pam Samuelson and Professor Brian Carver. Topics: law.gov, public.resource.org
INTEROP was a well-known trade show in the early 1990's. Amazingly enough, the show network was put together by volunteers. This found footage shows a tour of the NOC and the show floor by NOC Team members. The location is the Las Vegas convention center and the date is 5/16/94. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Interop, Internet Governance
Harvard Law School - 56 Law.Gov Harvard - Welcome and Introduction. 15th Law.Gov Workshop. John Palfrey, Harvard Law Library; Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School; Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.Org. Topics: law.gov, public.resource.org
January 31, 2006 Raw footage of interview with Ira Magaziner on Internet Governance and other topics. Shot on location in Washington, D.C.. Sound quality is poor. Topics: Internet Governance, Ira Magaziner
Professor Jun Murai, Vice President of Research at Keio University, interviews Carl Malamud. The interview took place at the studios of Kenichi Ohmae and permission is gratefully acknowledged to repost this interview on the Internet Archive. Topic: Internet Governance
November 16, 2005 The ITU holds a press conference to discuss Internet Governance with specific reference to their own role. Recorded from a press broadcast booth in Tunis, Tunisia at the WSIS summit. Sound is dual mono with a translator on channel 2. Topics: Internet Governance, ITU, Bob Shaw
Industry pundits describe the future. Includes John Gage from Sun Microsystems, Nicholas Negroponte, and others. Sweeping overviews and pungent observations from the WSIS Summit in Tunisia. Topic: Internet Governance